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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. here's what's happening on this tuesday november 10th. >> sky6 shows the rain is here and it is heavy in some spots. accuweather is tracking it for your morning commute. >> police in northampton county have made an arrest in the hit and run that killed a nine-year-old boy. >> investigator released more details on couple that was found shot and killed in an suv in fairmount park. >> let's go back to talking about that rain and head on over to dave murphy. he's got accuweather and karen rogers is helping you out with traffic. good morning. >> rain has been coming up from the south for the last couple hours and it is getting most of our roads wet. we're seeing some areas
highlighted in yellow and that's steady rain that might have a better chance of producing ponding and puddling on roads. even where you're seeing just the green, roads are wet, a lot of spray on the windshield. it looks like we're going to be stuck with this current batch of rain through the morning commute and then there will be a little bit of a lull later today we'll wind up with a second batch that will probably cruise more over the northern and western suburbs but it's something we'll be watching as we go through the day. cloudy and damp with rain coming down pretty good in spots. 55 degrees in philadelphia, 53 allentown, 54 in wilmington, 52 in trenton and 61 in sea isle city. on the bus stop this morning umbrellas essential. 56 degrees by 6 o'clock, 57 by 8 o'clock and probably fairly rainy throughout that morning commute period. as we roll through the day 57 by 8 o'clock, by noon 61 and then 63 will be your high today at 3 o'clock. as i mentioned there's a chance of a little bit of a lull through midday. general speaking it's a cloudy damp day with periods of rain
all the way in past dinnertime and into tonight. i'll show you all of this on future tracker6 coming up karen and we'll see what's on the other side of the storm. >> all right, dave. we know how we love a soaking wet morning commute. this is what we've got. this is i-95 approach okay the betsy ross bridge. we can see northbound heading towards cottman construction in the right lane in the process of clearing out. no big delays just yet. we still see the crews right here and you can kind of see in the puddles the rain is still coming down and splashing back. look at all that water on the roadway here. that's going to be tricky as volume builds through the area so be careful about that. looking live on the vine street expressway the overnight construction was canceled due to the weather. all lanes are opened. they're scheduled to come back again tonight at 11 o'clock and close the 59 line in both directions until tomorrow morning so we're watching for that. in newark new castle county we have a traffic problem here. old kutches bridge closed between welsh tract and bellevue road. newnews college avenue.
in wilmington 495 northbound at terminal avenue we saw people just crawling along with this the past few days. that it is construction lasts until november 24th, tam. >> okay, thank you karen. police have made an arrest in the hit and run death of a nine-year-old boy in northampton county. the child was killed friday night in hanover township. erin o'hearn is at the big board with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. police say they received more than 100 tips since the fatal hit and run and this is the man police charged in that accident that took the life of darius condash of allentown. he's 22-year-old royce atkins of hanover township. atkins confessed yesterday morning. police say condash was with a cousin an friend passing near airport road after buying candy at a convenience store. the nine-year-old apparently dropped some of the candy and turned around to pick it up. that's when he was struck. an anonymous tipster told police he became suspicious after noticing heavy front
damage to the front of atkins car. police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident and added he had no explanation as to why the 22-year-old did not stop to help. police say the boy's heartbroken family is relieved there's been an arrest. >> obviously they were relieved. they're still grieving. it was -- it was a little bit of closure for them. >> reporter: just sad sorry. he was a member of the little huskies peewee too. over the weekend his teammates sported his number 34 on their helmets. if convicted atkins could face up to 10 years in pries on. >> a temple university officer remains on duty but won't be driving for now after a huge mishap at a north philadelphia gas station yesterday. the school says the officer drove off with the nozzle still in the car igniting a blaze. "action news" reporter christie ileto has the
details. >> reporter: an "action news" viewer captured these dramatic moments as the temple university squad car went up in flames. >> it was like a big boom, like -- it was like a big boom. >> reporter: temple university police confirms to "action news" that an on duty campus police officer was refueling a patrol car at a bp gas station near broad and girard before driving off with the nozzle in the tank. >> i was staring right at the officer when they pulled away. i mean, i was standing 20 feet away. he ended up leaving and the whole gas tank fell over but after that the whole gas tank caught fire. >> reporter: officials say the pump and a second temple university police cruiser were engulfed in flames. the sudden inferno force add nearby convenience store and mcdonald's to be evacuated. >> i was in the back and then all i seen was just the flames and everybody just start ted running out so i came out. >> reporter: the gas station owner says they estimate damages will cost more than $20,000 and don't know how long it will take to fix the
pumps. >> it's affecting business like we're going lose a lot of gas customers. the lot will be just sitting there. >> reporter: a costly outcome for a careless mistake that's under review by the temple police accident review board. temple university says the officer remains on duty but won't be driving while this incident is under investigation n north philadelphia, christie ileto channel6 "action news." >> philadelphia police say the murder of two people in a vehicle in fairmount park was a crime of passion. shakoor arline and lisa smith were inside this white toyota sequoia suv early friday morning. someone walked up opened the door and shot both of them at close range. investigators say arline and smith had an on again off again relationship over the years but the two were also involved with other people. those who knew arline say he was a good guy. >> it's shocking to think that anyone like that that you know as a neighbor would be found like that. it's just wild. >> police have talked to arline's girlfriend but have yet to track down smith's boyfriend. he has not been named a
suspect. a source tells "action news" investigators are now focusing on cell phone records. >> happening today, opening taillights are scheduled to begin and for a lehigh valley man accused of killing his stepdaughter and abusing her corporation. gregory graf is charged with murdering 33-year-old jessica padgett in november of last year. authorities found her body at graf's property in allen township about a week after she went missing. prosecutors say graf shot the mother of three in the back of the head and then abused her dead body. >> after a five month stalemate pennsylvania governor tom wolf and republican leaders in harrisburg may finally be at the verge of a budget deal. one of the key elements would be an increase in the states sales tax from six to 7.25 percent. in philadelphia where the sales tax is already 8 percent it would go up to 9.25 percent. there will be no new tax on marcellus shale production and wolf might make some concessions on privatization of wine and liquor sales and changes in pensions for future state and school employees. in return, he would get hundreds of millions in new
dollars for public schools maybe 750 million over two years but a deal has not yet been finalized. we will see. >> two companies have won the right to build wind mills off the new jersey coastline. the federal government will lease an area stretching from cape may up to long beach island. at its closest point the wind mills would be 7 miles off shore way too far to be seen from land. officials say they'll generate enough power for 1.2 million homes. >> 4:38. a research group has released renderings of what it says the world's major cities would look like if the world keeps getting warmer. >> later a packers fan files a police report against a carolina panthers quarterback for what he says the player did before sunday's game in charlotte. david. >> umbrellas with the kids, it's raining this morning and it may still be damp on the way home in school this afternoon. widener and stockton are our universities of the morning. we'll be back and show you how this rain is going to progress through the day and when it gets out of here. >> ♪
record 1.8 degrees warmer globally than the 19th century average. the study was released yesterday ahead of the united nations global conference on climate change which takes place later this month. let's turn to dave murphy to talk about water around here all day today. >> we have rain. we haven't had a whole lot of it over the last couple months so i guess it's good. we've got storm tracker6 live double scan showing you fairly wet conditions across the majority of the region. if we go in closer you can see a heavy batch of rain highlighted in yellow and even a bit of orange is pushing through berlin and glassboro and right along the upper portions of route 55 and the a.c. expressway so this would be one area where you want to slow it down but there's a lot of spray and active rain coming up on your windshield right through philadelphia media and back in through malvern as well. i'll start this up for you briefly and you can see how the vein pushing up from the south and scooting basically parallel to the a.c. expressway there or i should say to the jersey turnpike. there's also another batch of rain coming in down to the south into cape may county.
so this is another area that may have a little extra water on the roadways as we go through the next half hour or so. northern and western suburbs also wet every now and then there's a break. i do think that the morning commute is going to be the center of the action and then we'll get into a bit of a round before another round comes in later. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies. camera bouncing a bit down in ac because the winds are up today. little bit on the breezy side and certainly on the damp side. 54 is your current temperature in philadelphia. your winds out of the northeast at 9 miles per hour. and it does feel pretty damp out there. future tracker six picking up with that idea that during the morning rush we've got the first batch of rain that does start to die down toward the second half of the rush and then we get into the 9 o'clock period and we may see a little bit of a lull. that continues through midday and then by 3 o'clock, another round of rain is beginning to build in. not that it's totally dry in between these two main patches of rain but not quite as intense or widespread. and then by 6 o'clock, and really through the evening commute, that second batch is coming in affecting mainly the
northern and western half of the region. philadelphia still probably damp. down the shore damp but not quite as bad. then by 11:00, 11:30 tonight the bulk of this should be pushing away with only maybe some drizzle left over early wednesday morning. and what are we expecting? we're still going with that idea of a half inch to an inch of rain. the models still some somewhat of a disagreement. the rpm i think is a little bit high but not a drowning rain but certainly a significant rain and enough to show you down for your two commutes. 57 degrees by eight clock, 60 by 11:00, 62 by 3 o'clock. your high today is going to be 63 by about 3:00 or 3:30 this afternoon. high temperatures across the region. 58 in allentown, upper 50's in reading and mid 60's down in the heart of south jersey with low 60's down the shore today. and we're still watching tropical storm kate. kate is now pushing away from the bahamas and in the future it looks like this storm will be pushing well away from the east coast of the united states, maybe a little heavy surf down the shore and it looks like it misses bermuda
as well its a tropical storm. it could be a hurricane eventually but by the that i'm happens it will be north of bermuda and not an issue for anybody. cloudy and rainy today, 63 degrees is your forecast high. and the rain off and on through the day and into tonight. tomorrow in the morning there could be a bit of drizzle early on wednesday, of course we'll have that for you if it's happening. otherwise, though, partly sunny on wednesday and a high of 65. nice for veterans day ceremonies. and then cloudy and a bit damp again on thursday with a couple of periods of rain possible, 63 degrees. another front coming through. behind that we dry out for the next several days and we cool down a bit. sunny and breezy on friday a nice day, 60. for saturday, we're back into the 50's. high of 56 there. and then 58 and pleasant on sunday for the eagles, a fair amount of sunshine and back to the low 60's by monday. a little above average and still pretty bright. >> okay. thank you david. >> like it. >> well, as the holiday shopping season approaches, be cautious of package thieves that may target your purchases. philadelphia police are asking for some help identifying a
thief who stole a package from that out front of a home in grays ferry. this surveillance video was taken along the 2600 block of dudley street back on october 30th. the suspect walked up, swiped the package from the front door and then ran off. again, if you think you know who this is, please contact police. >> time for your first look at business here at the big board. new jersey governor chris christie vetoed a number of bills that would help atlantic city stay afloat financially. christie says the proposed legislation would not have put ac in and its struggling casino industry on a true path to a sustainable recovery. the governor and the senate president plan to meet to come up with another solution. target will open its doors to black friday shoppers at 6 o'clock on thanksgiving night just like last year. but this year shoppers don't have to go all the way to the store to get good deals. the same deals will be available online. all three major stock indices fell yesterday with the dow losing 179 points and this morning futures are mixed. starbucks is expanding its free tuition program for some
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>> ♪ >> let's take a look outside. you know what, theirs it's a rainy mess this morning. don't you love that for your morning commute. look at this camera shot. i think it says it all. it's just some construction that's blocking the right lane on i-95 near the betsy ross bridge as you head northbound towards cottman. it's not causing a delay but i think you can see from this camera we've got the raindrops on the camera lens. a lot of water on the roadway so be careful as you're heading in. right here on the roosevelt boulevard it is wet but no other problems. that's your southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill. you're moving okay but i would expect a slower go this morning. in chesterfield burlington county chesterfield arnie town
road near chesterfield jacobstown road, i know you love these towns in new jersey and these streets where you name this all, but we've got an accident where a car smacked into a pole. a messy situation here. the pole is bent. the wires are hanging down. a dangerous situation. we have emergency workers coming to the scene right now and police are there. they're directing traffic around this area so watch for this one in burlington county. let's take another live look and see what it looks like in new jersey and here you can see the wet roads on route 42. that's your northbound traffic. you could see the spray kind of kicking up as the cars travel through but certainly no big delay just yet, tam. >> thank you, karen. this story is developing overnight. a police officer is hurt and one suspect is dead after a violent exchange at a south carolina college. the incident throwed a brief lockdown at spartan burg methodist last night. the officer was investigating a vehicle break in when he came upon two people in the car. the car took off striking the officer. he opened fire. one person in the car was killed. the second person is now in custody. the officer is expected to be
okay. spartan burg methodist sent out a tweet overnight assuring students that there is no long area threat to campus. new here on "action news," police body camera video shows a woman slamming her suv into a sands spring oklahoma police cruiser. this happened during police chase friday. an officer pulled across the road to try to stop the speeding vehicle and fired two shots before as you can see there the suv slams into his car sending him flying. the officer was not seriously injured. officers climbed through the suv's sunroof to tase and subdue the driver. the 41-year-old woman was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, kui, resisting arrest and other offenses. >> this is new, a police captain in ohio was suspended for wearing a pin on his uniform that supports marijuana legalization. the police chief says captain michael re ride. nheimer posted a photo on facebook. the photo does not appear on his public profile but it is
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>> ♪ >> hey everyone, it's 4:56, it is tuesday. this is the day we told you it's going to rain and it's doing that right now. taking a live look at the wet run ways at philadelphia international airport. it's 55 degrees right here at city avenue and it's raining pretty much everywhere across the region. another picture for you. live, atlantic city, a little windy there and raining maybe even harder. it is 60 degrees right now in ac. this is new on "action news." a green bay packers fan who lives in north carolina has filed a police report claiming the carolina panthers quarterback tour down his sign at a game. mike dobbs brought a panther says north carolina cheese head to sunday's packers-panthers game in charlotte. says the banner cost $500 and was approved by bank of america stadium. during the pregame practice dobbs claims cam newton walked over and snatched the banner and he soon learned it was
destroyed. >> just a stupid act and, you know, we're veterans, it was my veteran day event with my family. >> i feel it's my due diligence to protect this house and something as -- a gesture of tearing down a sign, it wasn't necessarily about just tearing down the sign, it was respect. >> dobbs who is a veteran wants the banner replaced and an apology. >> followers are questioning the help of pope francis again. he stumbled for the second time in three days. you can see two priests helping the pontiff during a ceremony in rome yesterday. pope francis also tripped on the steps of saint peter's basilica on saturday. last month the vatican dismissed a report that the pope was suffering from a benign brain tumor. pope francis is known to suffer from leg pain due to sciatica which might explain his trouble climbing steps. a north carolina kitten is playing with those nine lives. the fire department had to rescue the ball of fur stuck 5 feet down a storm drain.
storm water nearly drowned the cat. luckily a smart little boy walking by with his mother heard the meow and asked his mom to call 911. the kitten came out of the drain wet and cold but o healthy. >> still ahead in the next half hour of "action news" a pair of young suburban thieves snatch a clarity jar that was meant for the poor. >> two nim d.c. wanted for what appears to be forcibly twerking on a man in a store. the story when "action news" comes back.
then maybe yes. you know, i'm gonna have to call you back. okay bye. find and book a doctor in private with zocdoc. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, november 10th and here's what's happening. >> grab that umbrella and slow it down out there. it's going to be a rainy commute. we're tracking the latest on this wet weather. >> the new jersey turnpike reopens after a deadly crash that halted traffic for hours. >> eight gop presidential contenders will take the main stage in that tonight's fourth debate. we have a preview for you. >> thankfully all four of us safe and dry inside the studio for now, right. >> that's right, for now. we are rather wet on the roads